The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1967 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 11, 1967
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BIythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, March 11, 19B7 - Page Seven Bo Belinsky in News Again; This Time on the Playing Field Ay THE ASSOCIAtE6 PRES»ICr4nm, til* Ami-view Uagui's' * i president, has endorsed. It al- ows American League .teams )laying each other to use the ame pinch hitter mor* than >nce in a game. Bo Belinsky, once a loquacious left-hander but now just a serene southpaw, has people talking about him again. It's been five years since Bo EXPRESSIONS THAT BtOOM to the spring blossom in the Florida snn as Bobby Nteh^tOBleft grimaces as a putt fails to drop and Dong Sanders looks as if he's taken a' punch in tbTstomaeh after scoring a birdie. Mickey Mantle, bottom left, is all aeterainatUm is he takei Ws cuts in Fort Lauderdale and Braves' pitcher Denny snows wh«t he thinks ol spring twining to S« Mral as he sticks oat Ms toBguc was the toast of Hollywood, and at 30 he's getting what could be a final shot at the big leagues with pitcher-shy Houston. He's waking the most of the chance. Belinsky, who pitched the first no-hitter ever in California — before KOufax and before Marichal, he likes to boast - hurled four hitless innings Friday as the Astros opened their exhibition season with a 3-0 shut6ut against Washington. Rookie Don Wilson worked the first four inning* and veteran Jin; Owens pitched the ninth for the Astros, who got encouraging performances from two other Winter acquisitions—Ed Math ews and Jim Landis. * * * Mathaws, acquired from the Braves, singled home Houston's first run, and Landis, who came from Cleveland, smacked two singles and scored a run. •Belinsky struck out four and hi West Fata Bmb. the only runner against hin came on an error. Meanwhile Cincinnati's Garden Rocks, Riots In Ring Spectacular I; NEW YORK (AP) - A second S ot in Madison Square Garden 19 months gave boxing anoth- $r huge black eye after Pana- fca's Ismael (Tiger) Laguna lad made a senstional debut here by whipping Puerto Rican Frankie Narvaez Friday night. Narvaez, with a big following from New York's 800,000 Puerto Riean .population, was the beaten fighter on both riotous nights-. The first riot, lasting about 25 minutes and the worst in the old arena's 40-year history, flared up after the 11-5 favored Narvaez lost on a close, split decision to Filipino Flash Elorde on 'Aug. 4, 1965. Not many people in fte crowd of 6,618 were hurt 3hat night. . But ' from 12 to 15 persons were injured and five .were reated at St. - Clare's Hospital or minor lacerations alter the 12-rounder. The fight drew a roaring crowd of 11,580 and $50,- J23 Laguna, the 23-year-old' former lightweight champion; was a 9-5 favorite in his Garden debut against me No. 2 lightweight contender. Laguna is ranked No. 1 and the 12-rounder was a fight-off to determine the next challenger for champion Carlos Ortiz a Puerto Rican-born New' Yorker. The rioting broke out shortly after the verdict was announced. All three officials had I Laguna the winner. I The smiling, gold-toothed La- guna was being congratulated and interviewed in the ring when whisky bottles and other missiles started whizzing down | from the balcony. They were (being thrown hard and, unfortunately, too accurately. That was not the case during- the - Narvaez-Elorde riot. The bottles landed in the ring and in the ringside sections smashing and splattering like shrapnel. The Garden quickly emptied and the organist played the Star Spangled Banner. The worst was over in about 10 minutes. This was Narvaez' first an- pearanee in the Garden since the first riot 19 months Ego. Then the beer guzzling, whisky drinking rowdies did more dam- Maloney, Ernie Broglio and Darrell Osteen combined to blank Philadelphia 7-0 as the Reds hopped on Jim Running and Chris Short for five runs. Dick Simpson tagged a two-run homer off Short. Willie Horton drove in four runs with a hom«>" and two sin " gles as Detroit edged Kansas City 8-7 in a slugfest. Five home runs were hit, with Mickey Stanley, Jim Norttirup, and Horton connecting for the Tigers and rookies Sal Bando and Bill Skowron was the White Sox' designated specialist a nd Tony Hortori handled the job for he Red Sox, But neither team used its option, with Skowron walking in his only at bat and rlorton going out ifl his lone swing. San Francisco squeezed past the Chicago CubS 4-3 on Jesus Alou's sixth inning double which drove in Willie McCovey with, the winning run. * * * Ferguson Jenkins struck out the first five Giants he faced and allowed just one hit in the threi innings he pitched for the Cubs. Baltimore's World Champions looked the part against Min nesota, rallying twice for an 8-6 victory iii 11 innings. The Twins held a 5-1 lead into the ninth, but Baltimore pushec one run across and then tied the score on Sam Bowens' two-out three-run homer. After Minnesota had Scored a run in the top of th* llth, th< Jim;Orioles tied it again on a bun jingle by rookie Mark Belange: and a 400-foot triple by Rusi Snyder. Then Woodie Held': ,wo-run homer won it. Bob Allison, Zoilo Versalle and Rich Rollins homered fo he Twins. UPSETTER — Dave Patrick last night smashed a record and defeated Jim Ryun in turning in a 1:48.9 on the 880 at the NCAA Indoor Track Championships in Detroit. SCORES y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College NCAA Regional first Hound Springfield State 83, Arkansas AM&N 80 Lincoln, Mo., 93, Arkansas tate 86 Pepperdiiie 102, San Jose St. 5 Los Angeles Loyola 87, Cal Santa Barbara 72 Stanford 83, California 67 Oregon 62, Oregon St. 55 Ripoh 93, Gfinnell 61 Cornell, lOwa, 64, Lawrence 63 TOURNAMENTS Atlantic Coast Conference Semifinals Duke 89, South Carolina 66 No. Carolina 89, Wake For. 79 National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Chicago at Montreal New York at Toronto Sunday's Games Montreal at New York Toronto at Chicago Detroit at Boston Monday's Games No games scheduled Patrick's Great 880 Beats Jim Ryun Tony LaRussa for the Athletics. Horton's eighth inning single drove to the winning run for Detroit. Tornmie Agee belted a three- run homer Off Boston's Dennis Bennett and Chicago took advantage of four Red Sox' errors for in 8-3 victory. Tony Conigliaro homered for Boston. Tiie game was expected to mark the debut of the double pinch hitter, a plan which Joe Killo-Gunners in Finals The Ark-Mo Killowatters find out tonight just who their opponent will be tomorrow In the finals of Gosnell's Independent Invitational Basketball tournament. Last night, the Killowatters sewed up one position with an easy 106-66 victory over the Ark- Mo Handy Flames. Quitman Sullins, 28; Jerry Hudgins, 20; John Bass, 15, and A. C. Williams, 14, were the Killo-gunners. Allen Crawford, 18; Jerry Aus tin, 14, .and Ken Kackson, 14, led the Flames. *• * * Tonight at 7 in the Gosnell High School gym, Jonesboro meets Blytheville Air Force Base to determine the other finalist. Finals are tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Admission is 50 and 25 cents. Vikings Go to Canada To Get a New Coach By LEW FERGUSON Associated Pre«i Sports Writer ST. PAUL-MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Harry (Bud) Grant, 39- year-old head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers In the Canadian Football League the past 10 years, w»s to be named officially this morning as the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings .called * mid morning (11 a.m., KST) news conference to anneum* Grant's appointment . * * * , Although official confirmation of the appointment was had up until the news conference, there was little doubt Friday night that Minnesota General Manager Jim Finks and Grant wai reached agreement Grant was registered at a Twta Cities nw- tel Friday night, but would not "Grant, tomwr *¥** Minnesota three-sport star who ilayed professional basketball and football, had recently signed a new five-year contract with Winnipeg. But the Blue Bombers did not stand in Grant's way for the Vikings post. IKNAPP SHOES { MADRID, Spain-Jose Legra 128, Spain, outpointed Raliu King, 1M, Niegeria, 10. LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Billy Smith, ISiti, l*J«, Be » ch ; Calif., outpointed Charley Wat,08, Ml*, Wetott. Aril,, I. Phone EDison M87« Malcolm R. Johnston il04 Utmnt Ave. CtntthmvlH*, Mo. lilllllllHIIIIIHIIKIlllllillilBBWIIIffllllmillliaillllllllllili Fights By BILL HALS ' DETROIT (AP)-Jim Ryun remained unperturbed as the Kansas plains, where he learned to run, after watching a human buzz saw named Dave Patrick chew up the 11 - lap board track for an indoor half- mile record. "I knew I was in trouble hen everyone came arounc IB," said the Kansas comet ho holds both the world half- ile and mile records. "Patrick ran a great race. He didn'l NEW YORK — Ismael Lagua, 134V4, Panama, outpointed rankie Narvaez, 135%, Puerto ico, 12. MARSEILLES, France - Jo ronzales, France, knocked out scar Miranda, Argentina, 5, welterweights. age to die Garden and less to the people. They tossed bottles, chairs, a fire extinguisher and axe, ripped away sections of seats and iron and brass railings, smashed telephone booths and Windows and toppled over the Garden organ five feet to the floor. "How can they blame my people for this?" said Narvaez. "1 have a big following but who can tell who made all the trou ble." "I wasn't scared getting Into the ring," said Laguna. "but '. sure was scared getting out." Trip To Horseshoe Bend Estates In The Beautiful Ozark Mountains MARCH 18-19 Our Guest! Leave Saturday — Enjoy a pleasant trip to Horseshoe Bend on * chartered bus — l%y ten- me, shutfl«board, miniature golf, badminton, etc.i— Spend * fun-filled evening of entertainment at our beautiful clubhouse — Sleep in comfort in one of our three motels — See Horseshoe Bend on a personal inspection tuor — Return Sunday. All EDCEI Y Y<>ur0nllyCo * t ^ ALL rKttl VHToorllMb J For Your Reservation CALL LE 2-5713 Or Stop By Our Offlco Located On The Airbau surprise me." Patrick, Vilianova's latest distance darling, led from the start on his way to a record 1:48.4 clocking for the 880 Friday night at the two-day NCAA Indoor track Championships at Cobo Arena. * * * Patrick clipped One - tenth o! a second off the existing 880- indOOr record of 1:49.0 set by Tom Von Ruden, former Oklahoma, at Louisville Ky., Feb. 18, and smashed the old NCAA indoor mark of 1:51.8 set by Von Ruden in 1965. 4 * * Ryun ran a 1:48.3 half mile in an indoor dual meet against Oklahoma Slate Feb. 23, but the mark was not recognized because it was made on a dirt track. Ryun, who "had to turn on his great kick to win his heal of the mile trials in a modes 4:08, appeared tired throughou the half mile final, but stfl 1 managed a 1:50.7 clocking ir his third race of the day, good :nough to beat Von Buden's NCAA mark. Defending champion Gerry Lindgren of Washington Stats shook off a mysterious sore foot to clip more than six seconds off his NCAA indoor two - mile record. He was timed in 8:34.7. finishing 40 yards ahead of GeOrge Scott of New Mexico. He received a standing ovation from the 9,551 fans for his performance which bettered th mark of 8:41.3 he set last year on the same track. You, too, can have DOLLARS for A rainy day If you Use the COURIER NEWS CLASSIFIED PAGES To sell your Unneeded items.

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